80 Million Links a Day Don’t Lie: Fast Company interview!

Fast Company came to our office to film a short interview with me. If you’ve been following bitly closely there won’t be any surprises for you here, but I did get to talk about some of the exciting projects that we’re working on.

The best part about filming the interview was getting back to my computer after, where my clever co-workers had been silently answering the questions along with me in our chat room — with a lot more snark. :-)


I’m on Fortune’s 40 Under 40: Ones to Watch list!

I’m excited to be on Fortune’s 40 Under 40: Ones to Watch list!

My world domination clock is ticking. :)


I’m in Glamour Magazine!

This is probably the least likely thing you would expect to appear on this site, but it’s true! I appear in the November 2011 issue of Glamour alongside Jess Lee, Caterina Fake, and Stacy Brown-Philpot, in a story by Kara Swisher. There will also be a panel event tomorrow morning to talk about the article.

I don’t usually speak publicly about the women in tech issue, for a variety of reasons, primarily: if I’m speaking about women in technology I am not speaking about technology, it’s not a topic that I have much insight on, it ignores the other dimensions of the problem, and I would really rather work hard and be known as a great technologist than a great woman technologist.

The opportunity to reach out to Glamour’s audience of millions of teenage girls to make math and technology look cool was just too good to pass up!

That’s why I’m proud to appear among such pieces as “Guys talk sex!”, “The Real Kristen Stewart: A Twilight Exclusive”, and “12 Ways to Get Your Sh*t Together”. It’s exciting to think that people who never would have picked up an article about a bunch of nerds will be reading and thinking and being inspired.

If you found your way to my site via this article, please let me know what you think, either by commenting here or sending me an e-mail.

PS. I don’t know why I’m blonde in the photo, but it’s not entirely unnatural.


Uses This

I’m honored to have my tools of choice featured on Uses This!


Interview on Silicon Angle TV

You can catch an interview (or see a writeup) that I did live from the Strata Conference on Silicon Angle TV! We talk about bit.ly data, politics, and touch briefly on some of the interesting problems that we’re working on.

Full video:

[I removed the video embed because it was annoyingly auto-playing in some browsers. You can still see the video here.]


NPR: Interview on Science Friday

On Friday, January 28th I hopped in a cab and went up to NPR’s Bryant Park recording studio for a fifteen minute chat with Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday. I’ve been a big fan of Ira and Science Friday since I discovered the show years ago, and it was a very exciting honor to be a guest.

The image at the right is a snapshot I took with my phone while nervously waiting outside the studio.

The title of the segment is the rather dramatic Privacy At Stake As Sites Track Online Preferences. Our conversation wound around the issues of tracking user data online, and the potential opportunities and dangers that all users of online services face.

NPR has the full broadcast and transcript online.

By far the most fun and unexpected aspect of this was the number of people who wrote to me to ask questions or say that they appreciated my perspective. Many of them don’t typically follow technology news or startups, and it’s exciting to hear from people who heard the interview and were intrigued.


New York Times: Reinventing E-mail, One Message at a Time

Nick Bilton did a writeup of my homegrown e-mail scripts in the New York Times!


My code is on TV (and so am I)!

FoxNY did a piece featuring me and Diana as hackers who use our technical powers for good, not evil.

There are way too few female technologists on television, and I’m happy to do what I can to show that women kick ass with code! Look for my mischievous I’m-writing-infinite-nested-loops grin in the clip where I’m programming.

If this looks like fun to you, come join us at NYC Resistor (where the segment was filmed!) for Thursday night craft nights or for one of many awesome classes.